Hypoglycemic unawareness occurs when you spend too much time too low. There are other factors in that some folks are more susceptible to getting it, but it happens most often when your body gets used to the lows and starts ignoring them.
If you don't mind my asking, what have your a1cs been? Do/did you go low often? In some people, running high (consistently) for a month or so can help to bring the signals back. But most folks don't want to do this because they are simply unwilling to run high for a while (although certainly not long enough to cause any damage).
Interestingly enough, hypounawareness is one of only 2 qualifiers for a pancreas transplant (kidney failure/transplant is the other). With a new pancreas you wouldn't go low and would get used to steady glucose levels. But you will be trading one set of problems for another potential set of problems (anti-rejection drug side effects).
Yup, the winter is getting to us all. I know about the slow recovery. My hubby brought the recumbent bike up from the basement ('cause I was afraid I wouldn't make it back up after pedalling). But things will get better.
Hey there Flute. What, you don't like the "rah! rah!" type comments about "good for you seeing your doc"? And the ones that simply say "see a dietitian"? At least we're not seeing so much spam about "hit this link and cure....".
The confusion is part of why I'm not posting so much. The good news is that boards go through phases and then typically go back to "normal".
How are you doing lately? I am doing very well. The occasional low as I now have a bit of reactive hypoglycemia. But otherwise I have some energy and am doing well.
I think it was a bit of a bogus experiment. They both, allegedly, did zero of their "bad" substance. Here's the problem. Even a LCHF diet has some carb - so you don't get constipated and will get all your nutrients. And a low fat diet (like Pritikin) allows healthy fats including certain oils and things like avocado. So neither twin was a realistic description of what "real" people do or any of the so-called "fad" diets.
I suspect that what has happened is that this person got a username loophole. So far she has behaved herself fairly well as basically all she says is "congrats on doing a good job" and "it's a good idea for you to see your doctor". So no real additions to the subjects, but no actual endorsement of a product. I do agree that the subliminal nature of the username is annoying. But then again, yiou can't like everyone's username.